Stars and Stripes Forever

Charlie and I crafted our own version of “Old Glory” this morning at 7:30 am, before school began. He helped with the stripes while I focused on the stars….It seemed like a respectful + loving thing to do. I was in New York City on business on September 11, 2001. So was Rob’s sister, Anne (the […]

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AMERICASMART: Come see us!

For those of you traveling to AmericasMart for the big wholesale gift show, come visit us in Building 3, Floor 5, booth 2502! Hope to see you there! If you want to make an appointment for a meeting, please email Rob at rob@designerducttape.com.    

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Thank you, Fab 5. Actually, Fab 8!

Dear Fab 8: Rob, Louise, Lissa, Anne, John and (not pictured) Bobby, Thomas + Shane, Thank you for your creativity, your dedication during all those late nights, your big hearts and most especially your fortitude. The new trade show booth is smashing! We were proud to reveal it at National Stationery Show this week in […]

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THE BIG REVEAL! New booth at National Stationery Show

ff TA-DA! Here’s the big reveal of Fortis Design’s new trade show booth at the National Stationery Show in New York City this week. It definitely stood out from the crowd given its circus-esque vibe, use of bold color, bright lights + well-styled displays. Each detail of this booth was deeply considered. After all, it […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES: building the new trade show booth for Fortis Design

A bit of behind the scenes today: snaps of the “under construction” trade show booth for Fortis Design, parent of Platypus. A big thank goodness for this redo. And an even bigger WHOO HOO! What a total labor of love by all. (Quick backstory: after chatting with Rob back in September about his hopes, dreams […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Charles Chace, by chance

Last week, I spent one quick night out in Chapel Hill while visiting from San Francisco (UNC happens to be old stomping grounds for many of us Platypus People,  including Rob and me). While on Franklin Street with Kristin (also one of the Platypus People + former UNC grad), I randomly stumbled across this colorful, […]

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